3 things that went wrong for the New Jersey Devils in 2023-24

The New Jersey Devils were not very good in 2023-24. There are three big reasons why.
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The goaltending for this New Jersey Devils team couldn't have been worse

The New Jersey Devils did have some awful goaltending for most of this season. They came in with Akira Schmid and Vitek Vanecek leading the way. They moved on to Nico Daws when they sent Schmid down.

By the end of the year, they had Jake Allen and Kaapo Kahkonen via trades. The latter two played very well but they were acquired way too late.

Schmid's NHL season saw him go 5-9-1 with a 3.15 GAA and a .895 save percentage. Vanecek went 17-9-3 which is a good record but his GAA was 3.18 and his save percentage was .890. That tandem just wasn't good enough.

Daws had some good games but nobody would say that he was good enough. He went 9-11-0 with a 3.15 GAA and a .894 save percentage.

Allen may end up being the backup next season if they go out and address the situation even more while Kahkonen is an unrestricted free agent.

If New Jersey doesn't fix this problem before training camp, they will be in big trouble once again. You can't win in the NHL without good saves.